Author Archives: S Lakshmi Narasimhan

About S Lakshmi Narasimhan

I am the Founder of Ignite Insight LLC a New York City based consultancy, which specializes in Group Executive Training, Coaching and Consulting. I coach, train hotel non-financial managers how to optimize profits in the operation. I run my own online financial academy called Cloud Academy – Master Numbers without a Degree. Visit http://www.elearningcloudacademy.com for details on the courses that are offered. These courses are self-paced, easy to understand in an inter-active, blended learning environment. I teach Hospitality Finance Graduate class and Financial Management Under Graduate class during the Spring and Fall semestes as an Adjunct Faculty member at the New York University, Tisch Center for Hospitality, and Tourism in the School for Professional Studies.

Restaurant Performance Snapshot

Restaurant Performance Snapshot The vital statistics of a restaurant operation Do you know the vital statistics of your restaurant operation? If your boss happened to ask you to provide a big picture overview of your restaurant operation, would you be … Continue reading

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Are you leveraging the Quantity Price Magic?

POWER TIPS SERIES Power Tip 4 – Are you leveraging the Quantity Price Magic? If you have not read Power Tip 1, go here for it on RevPAR VS Average Daily Rate focus or Power Tip 2 here for Buffet … Continue reading

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5 Myths about financial analysis and numbers

5 Myths about financial analysis and numbers If you have not read Power Tip 1, go here for it on RevPAR VS Average Daily Rate focus or Power Tip 2 here for Buffet Spreads – bundling food and beverage items … Continue reading

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Are you sacrificing sales mix for sales?

POWER TIPS SERIES Power Tip 3 – Are you sacrificing sales mix for sales? If you have not read Power Tip 1, go here for it on RevPAR VS Average Daily Rate focus or Power Tip 2 here for Buffet … Continue reading

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Buffet Spreads – Bundling Food and Beverage Items for Higher Profits

POWER TIPS SERIES Power Tip 2 – Buffet Spreads – bundling food and beverage items for Higher Profits If you have not read Power Tip 1, go here for it on RevPAR VS Average Daily Rate focus. In any hotel … Continue reading

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RevPAR Vs Average Daily Rate Focus

POWER TIPS SERIES Power Tip 1 – RevPAR Vs Average Daily Rate Focus Recently, while working with my customer, I was asked this question: Why should hotel RevPAR be preferred over Average Daily Rate? My response was this. If you … Continue reading

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Cloud Academy

Cloud Academy, a Ignite Insight LLC enterprise opened its doors as a virtual learning portal on May 1, 2013 offering courses (visit: http://www.elearningcloudacademy.com) with self-paced, easy to learn and understand financial concepts and analysis for the hospitality industry.

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